Exercises for the cancer patient - full video

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Carol Harrison, senior exercise physiology technologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, guides the cancer patient through exercises that will strengthen the abdominal & back, chest and legs. For more information, please visit: http://www.mdanderson.org/newsroom/cancer-newsline/cancer-newsline-topic... .

Proton therapy treatment for glioblastoma

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Glioblastoma multiforme is one of the toughest brain tumors to treat and also is one of the most aggressive. Paul Brown, M.D., professor in Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses a ground-breaking clinical trial that treats glioblastoma with intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT). Also in this podcast, Brown explains other new discoveries in adult and childhood brain cancer research and the importance of a skilled proton therapy center.

Breast cancer patients offers health tips

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Exercise, healthy diet and doing activities to keep you mentally alert are just some of the tips MD Anderson breast cancer patient, Doris Thomas, offers in this video.

Recent study on drug for newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients

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Bevacizumab offers no benefit for newly diagnosed glioblastoma (brain) cancer patients, MD Anderson-led study finds. Mark Gilbert, M.D., professor in Neuro-Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Minesh Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, discuss their study in the front line setting for the treatment of glioblastoma.

Diagnostic testing before cancer treatment

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Before starting cancer treatment, breast cancer patient Doris Thomas went through a series of tests at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all in one day. Since MD Anderson is a multidisciplinary hospital, it is typical for tests to be scheduled and completed under one roof in one day. Tests performed include an echocardiogram, lung CT scan, lab work and brain MRI.

Breast cancer patient shares thoughts on starting treatment

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Three time cancer survivor (ductal carcinoma, bladder and now invasive lobular carcinoma) discusses how she is feeling now, what she plans to keep doing and what she will change as she goes through her chemotherapy treatment.

Ronald DePinho, M.D., on the future of cancer treatment and research

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http://bit.ly/k9A2zm In this clip, MD Anderson president-designate Ronald DePinho, M.D., gives his thoughts on the future of cancer treatment and research. The University of Texas System Board of Regents today (June 9) named Ronald A. DePinho, M.D., president of the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The Board announced Dr. DePinho, a Harvard professor and cancer institute administrator, as president following a special called meeting of regents. Dr. DePinho had been named the sole...

Is Proton Therapy Treatment Optimal for Childhood Cancer?

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MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center physician Dr. David Grosshans talks about the importance of proton therapy radiation for childhood cancer. After sharing the difference in traditional IMRT radiation and proton therapy, he discusses why proton therapy is optimal for children, how children tolerate proton therapy, preliminary outcomes for children treated with proton therapy, and the importance of having a comprehensive and dedicated team devoted to treating children with this form of...